Category Archives: Social Issues

What’s the Deal With “Pre-Existing Conditions”?

Hello all, Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that has a very, very big HSA. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the possibility of Congressional and Presidential “Plans” to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a Hot Middle East and Sahara?

Hello All, Welcome to another edition of “WTD”, the blog whose humor is as dry as the Atacama.* In this week’s post, we’ll chat about climate change’s effect on an already warm region of the world and how it may … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Public Health, The Environment and Race?

Hello All! In this edition of WTD, we’ll discuss the high profile case of contaminated water in Flint, Michigan and how it connects with our community and social history of racial discrimination in housing and environmental concerns. Throughout the history … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Dissatisfaction in America?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that enjoys pessimism in good times. In this week’s post we’ll discuss the current doldrums of American political and public views that have persisted despite continuing economic gains. Is … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Grass-Fed Meat and Understanding Food Labels?

Hello All! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that is certified to be fed mostly on peanuts. In this edition, we’ll discuss the often misunderstood and misused terms surrounding food and nutrition such as non-GMO, organic, … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With a lack of Water in the West?

Hello all! Welcome to another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that usually stays hydrated in some form or another. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the ongoing 4 year drought that has severely affected the western United States … Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Segregation by Incarceration, and the Need to Listen?

Hello All! Welcome another edition of “What’s the Deal?” the blog that attempts to reintroduce rational thought during a time when all sense of American history has somehow been forgotten. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss the large-scale American cultural … Continue reading

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